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Posted on: July 21, 2014

Fire trucks at Oakdale Library July 24

Firefighters from the Oakdale Fire Department will demonstrate fire-fighting equipment and talk to children and their families about fire safety at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24.
There will also be time to explore a real fire... Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2014

Como Zoo presents 'Bug-A-Wocky' at Park Grove Library July 26

Como Zoo will present "Bug-A-Wocky" at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Park Grove Library.
Bug-A-Wocky ventures into the amazing world of bugs. Children will be thrilled by a tale about a very tricky spider and a magical... Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2014

DNR will have public information meeting on Mississippi River corridor in Hastings July 24

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is conducting a public information meetings on the rulemaking currently underway for the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaar’s... Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2014

Washington County campfire programs feature dragonflies, bird banding July 26

Kurt Mead will present a campfire program on dragonflies at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Mead is an enthusiastic amateur odonatologist living in northeast Minnesota near Lake Superior. Teaching and... Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2014

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding underway at Square Lake Park

Opportunities for Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) at Square Lake Park will continue Tuesdays through Aug. 26.
SUP is a water recreation and total body fitness opportunity that is fun and easy to learn. Square Lake boasts... Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2014

Minnesota Starwatch parties planned for Big Marine, Lake Elmo park reserves

Washington County Parks will host two Minnesota Starwatch parties, one July 25 at Big Marine Park Reserve, and one Aug. 29 at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
A Starwatch Party will be 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Big Marine... Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2014

Outdoor Yoga at Lake Elmo Park Reserve continues through Aug. 21

Experience Outdoor Yoga with Washington County Parks this year at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Get fresh air and tune into the sights and sounds of nature while releasing stress through guided yoga sequences lead by a certified... Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Active Living Partner Project funding available; applications due July 31

Living Healthy in Washington County (LHWC) announces another round of funding.
Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) funding will be awarded to assist communities with the goal of increasing physical activity of all... Read on...

County Attorney Press Releases

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Posted on: February 14, 2014

Murder charges in Newport stabbing

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that his office issued charges of Murder in the
2nd Degree against Gregorio Maso Ramirez, 57, of St. Paul, in the February 13, 2014, incident in Newport. The State requested and... Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Eckberg pleads guilty in Lumberjack Days case

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that David Eckberg, 61, of Stillwater, entered a guilty plea to Felony Issuance of Worthless Checks in connection with the 2011 controversy over the Lumberjack Days Festival in... Read on...


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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Critter Camp Rocks at Hardwood Creek Library!

Children ages 3-6 brought a favorite stuffed animal to the Hardwood Creek Library for a week of camping July 15 to July 23. Find out what kids' "critters" did when they got away for their visit to the library...

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

Free Minnesota permit practice tests now available online

Thanks to a partnership with, Washington County Library is proud to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their Minnesota driving tests. No library card number or personal information is... Read on...

Take a practice test...
Posted on: July 7, 2014

Library Chat with Library Woman

Finding the best book ever!

The ultimate holiday weekend of the summer--the 4th of July--is now past, and unless you have a vacation planned it’s almost two months before another. Time for some summer reading! Time to... Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2014

On the picture rail at the R.H. Stafford Library, photos by Bill Schrankler

View photos from Schrankler's newly released book "Shadows of Time...Minnesota’s Surviving Railroad Depots"/ Bill Schrankler with Frederick L. Johnson. The display will be in place through the end of July.

Posted on: May 20, 2014

Washington County Library Invites Summer Readers!

Summertime and the living is easy! While that may not be universally true, summer is a time of vacations for most of us, with time away from school and time away from work. For adults, there may be a little free time to read... Read on...


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Posted on: July 9, 2014

Dailey county road closures begin in Denmark Township

County State Aid Highway 21 (St. Croix Trail South) and County Road 78 (110th Street) will have daily road closures starting Monday, July 14, through August 1.
County crews will be performing routine maintenance and culvert... Read on...